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Are any hospitals hiring grad nurses in metro area?

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Hi-

I am just wondering if any of the hospitals (HFH, St. Johns, Crittenten or WB) are hiring grad nurses?

Is there really a shortage? I am so terrified that there will be no jobs when I graduate. I graduate in May 2010..I have my MBA but so what!:-)

Thanks

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

Might want to try St. Johns and Henry Ford, seems like they are the two hospitals not having financial problems. I don't know about Beaumont. Just heard they are going to layoff more peeps.

There are jobs for graduates who are proactive and start looking at the beginning of their last semester. I started looking in January, I graduate in May (ADN program), I have 3 offers and just accepted one of them. I got a highly specialized unit, on the shift I want and an an outstanding starting wage.

Go to every RN job fair you find out about. Don't wait. Get business cards, make a spreadsheet, make contacts, phone calls and emails. Its not hard, actually it is fun.

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clarity

OK wow! Congrats..ok so you start applying that soon for a start date after you graduate? And a dumb ? what is ADN?

ADN = associates degree in nursing

Yeah, I think hospitals are starting to hire big time. I just read an article that nursing is the last to contract and first to expand, so economists watch it. And right now it's leveled off, and expanding. Here's the link to the article for the jobs. good luck http://alturl.com/ecgs

a_damsel

Specializes in Step-down/ICU.

I just recently started applying since I'll be graduating in May. I'm finding that most hospitals no not have postings for graduate nurses only RN and most of these require a yr or more of experience.

How is everyone else doing in their search, and if you do have a job lined up how did you accomplish it?

Thanks

LadyEJ BSN, RN

Specializes in Clinicals.

I graduated Dec. 09 and let me tell you...job searching as a new grad totally sucks! :icon_roll

NoviceRN10

Has 5 years experience.

There are jobs for graduates who are proactive and start looking at the beginning of their last semester. I started looking in January, I graduate in May (ADN program), I have 3 offers and just accepted one of them. I got a highly specialized unit, on the shift I want and an an outstanding starting wage.

Go to every RN job fair you find out about. Don't wait. Get business cards, make a spreadsheet, make contacts, phone calls and emails. Its not hard, actually it is fun.

Are you by chance a male? I am wondering if guys are having an easier time getting jobs than women with the job market being so tight.

SmackerNurse

Specializes in M/S, MICU, Hospice, Homecare. Has 6 years experience.

I was one of the lucky ones who got an extern position at a local hospital. I graduate in May as well, and I was offered a position on my shift, full-time. In fact, everyone I know who is an extern was offered a position. I am just so grateful that I was able to secure my extern position when I did. Good luck everyone who graduates in May!

djmatte, ADN, MSN, RN, NP

Has 7 years experience.

I'm a male...but while I got tons of turndowns in applications to numerous area hospitals, I did get accepted to a PACU job at DMC and started work about 2 months ago. Keep your options open and finding a job shouldn't be too rough. PACU at harper uni hospital is always looking for people :)

NoviceRN10

Has 5 years experience.

I'm a male...but while I got tons of turndowns in applications to numerous area hospitals, I did get accepted to a PACU job at DMC and started work about 2 months ago. Keep your options open and finding a job shouldn't be too rough. PACU at harper uni hospital is always looking for people :)

That's funny, I just accepted a job there too. I guess the DMC is one of few hospitals willing to take on new nurses right now.

If you don't mind me asking -- what is the starting pay in this area? I don't graduate until Dec 2011, but hope to start my career here in MI, before moving out of state. I'm just wondering if MI pay is comparable to other states... thanks! :)

a_damsel

Specializes in Step-down/ICU.

If you don't mind me asking -- what is the starting pay in this area? I don't graduate until Dec 2011, but hope to start my career here in MI, before moving out of state. I'm just wondering if MI pay is comparable to other states... thanks! :)

Around $24...

For those that already have jobs, did you have your license when you applied?

NoviceRN10

Has 5 years experience.

Around $24...

For those that already have jobs, did you have your license when you applied?

I started applying for jobs in October, two months before graduation. I received my license # the first week in March and finally got a phone call for an interview 3 wks later. I think the license gave me a boost.

djmatte, ADN, MSN, RN, NP

Has 7 years experience.

I was a new grad when I was hired at DMC, but was just waiting for my board date to come through. DMC policy for new grads is they need to obtain their license within 90 days from hire. I'm still waiting on my license to come through, but thats mostly because I actually got my license in NY where I am from and am having it endorsed here in Michigan. Pay at DMC is 23ish for new nurses...which is good enough for me.

chuckz, BSN, RN

Specializes in CVICU/ER. Has 11 years experience.

Just a question, PACU is a preferred job and most PACU's I know require critical care experience. Was your hiring due to a dramatic need or were you able to procure that through experience?

djmatte, ADN, MSN, RN, NP

Has 7 years experience.

There was a slight need for PACU nurses, but I also had a small amount of critical care experiencing from both my precept and an internship last summer; both in ICU environments. So far though since my hire, all the other ones have pretty much been experienced nurses. I also have 9 years of military background, so that helps a bit when it comes to maturity level and experience professionally.

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